Well, it's raining, so he didn't want to stand still. But you can see how un-fluffy his tail is now.
I tried for the "lion look", leaving the poof at the end of the tail.
Here you can see the almost straight lines
I cut up his back and front legs.
While he is a pedigreed Golden, I am guessing he wouldn't do well in a dog show after I groom him.